Poor pingtest

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new Viasat customer. download speeds around 16 Mbps, upload around 5 Mbps, but my ping is between 600 and 700 ms. is that normal?
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Daryl Miller

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Posted 6 months ago

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ExSatUser

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Yep
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Nathan Hart

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The satellite is 22,000 miles above planet earth. Every thing you send out has an 88,000 mile round trip. It takes time. Amazing how fast it is all things considered.
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Oliver

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Make sure to update your frequent flyer card number.
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fmj77

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Another satellite customer who hasn't done his research.
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Daryl Miller

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you could have just moved on and chuckled to yourself, but you chose to be a XXXX. Go be a XXXX somewhere else...
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Thanos

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FMJ not everybody is a nerd like you about your stupid satellite studies.
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fmj77

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I'm a nerd a damn proud of it. If you don't like it go elsewhere.
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a_concerned_customer

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@fmj77 it seems you have it wrong...when you barge into someone else's thread it's you who should leave if you or your opinions aren't welcome. Or to use your wording.....another person who hasn't done their internet research.......
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fmj77

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OK. Daryl, as Brad and Nathan stated, high latency is inherent to satellite internet. There is no way around it due to the distance the signal has to travel between space and back to earth.
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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That is correct. Due to the distance of the satellite and speed of light our ping averages in that range. 
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Daryl Miller

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Thanks Brad.
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SonyaA

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YEAP and that is on a good day